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Leaning Tower of Pizza

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512 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, IA 50023-3048
+1 515-964-0401
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ankeny, Iowa
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An Italian original. I love the pizza, to eat in or to go. I haven't tried any of the other dishes, but if you go during any typical busy hours there's always a wait, and the carry out business seems to be just as busy. Every time I've waited, I've never been disappointed. Trust me way better than all the... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is an Ankeny staple and has a flavor you can't find anywhere else. The thin crust with their homemade sauce is awesome. My favorite is the sausage and mushroom but the Harrington and Piper are great as well. The onion rings are soem of the best around as well. There isn't much seating room so get there early if... More 

Thank Randy W
Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We've been to Leaning Tower several times now and have had great experiences throughout! It's a cute little pizza shop that offers a variety of pizza, pasta, and sandwiches- and it always smells amazing upon walking in. The Taco Pizza and the Charlie's are surefire winners with great cheese:meat:veggie ratios. The staff are friendly and this is an excellent place... More 

Thank Lauren B
Altoona, Iowa
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114 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I started going to this pizza joint over 40 years ago. It is the old downtown area. You have to find parking on the street. It is famous for its thin crust pizza. The prices are competitive. The service is very fast. It has a huge delivery business. You can order a side salad but there is no salad bar.... More 

Thank david_hance_iowa
Wichita, Kansas
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245 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We always dine in or take out pizza and onion rings when in Ankeny, The restaurant dining room is small but quaint with red checked table cloths in old downtown Ankeny. All of the pizza selections are high quality and delicious as are the thinly sliced onion rings. Service is attentive and personable. It's a must visit when in Ankeny!

Thank JohnTerry13
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The pizza & service have always been great. Pizzas are very tasty. Our favorite is the taco pizza. Only complaint, in the winter if you are near the door...you will be eating cold pizza & freezing your buns off. They need to make some changes to the entry to stop some of the cold air. The tables & booths are... More 

Thank wendy k
Ankeny, Iowa
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Best pizza around period! Thin crust with a flavorful sauce and cheese makes any pizza choice a winner! The mac and cheese is awesome as is every other pasta dish. Onion rings are very tasty as well! Wait staff are young and friendly and the owner is a super nice guy!

Thank Patrick T
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and friends ate there after visiting Farmers Market and the pizza is definitely good. It is different from any of the pizza establishment. I love it.

Thank Connie J
Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I love the pizza here. Everything from taco, to meat lovers to the cheese is all very good. The dining area needs updating and lacks space.

Thank jess762005
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I had a group of my team, that I needed to feed - at the end of a long meeting. Luckily, found this place on Trip Advisor. Called ahead for reservation, for the group of 10. They had our tables all set up, with reserved signs. Our waitress was very helpful, and the 3 types of pizza we ordered were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, IA 50023-3048
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-964-0401

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